Volunteers Maintaining the Largest Public Dahlia Display Garden on the East Coast | Based at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY

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News and Upcoming Events

LIDS Summer Picnic in the Wolkoff Garden

Saturday, August 2 at 1:00 PM (rain date, Sunday, August 3)

The LIDS Annual Picnic is held next to the Wolkoff Garden, under the big maple tree. This is a wonderful way for our volunteers to wander through the garden in full bloom, relax with your guests and enjoy good food. Please bring a covered dish, dessert, or salad to share (for about six people) and folding chairs. (A sign up sheet will be available at the July meeting) Sternos and all condiments, paper products, and soft drinks will be provided. Contact Patrick Schildt with questions).

General Meeting

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:00 PM

Carriage House, Bayard Cutting Arboretum

First Dahlia Show

Saturday, August 30 and Sunday September 1, 2014

The show will be held in the lower level of the Carriage House.  More details will be posted in early August.

Year Round

Saturday Mornings at the William Wolkoff Garden

Each Saturday during the dahlia season (typically late March to November, unless otherwise notified) our volunteers meet at 9:00 AM at the William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden in Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

Under the leadership of the Garden Director Joe Lysik, our volunteers support the garden by preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom times, through the digging up the tubers at the end of season, this is a hands-on learning experience, all are welcome.

Work in the garden is followed by coffee and cake at 11:00 am.

Garden Director Joe Lysik educating LIDS volunteers on the finer points of dahlia care.

Parking at the Wolkoff Garden

Parking permits are now required for all LIDS volunteers parking at the dahlia garden.

Volunteers who have not received a permit should ask for one at the dahlia garden and display it each time you park there.


LIDS Iron-on Patches Available

You can purchase LIDS iron-on patches at our next membership meeting, they are sold as three (3) patches for $5.

Bill Wolkoff modeling the patch he designed featuring the dahlia "Lady Darlene."
Great job Bill and thank you for getting us these great new patches!